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Na Ae Ra is the prettiest girl in her town. Many guys around her try to win her heart but she dreams of marrying a civil servant. One day, she meets dorky Cha Jung Woo who is preparing for civil service exams. They fall for each other and eventually marry. Her dream of living happily ever after is short-lived when her husband announces that he quit his job and wants to go into business. She supports him throughout the years by working herself to her bone while he coded software in a basement and failed to find investors. When she could no longer take it, she decided she wanted a divorce. She is still juggling jobs years later, to repay the debt she accrued while supporting her husband. She feels life is unfair when she finds out that her husband's business is a success and made him rich. Wanting to even the score, she joins his company as an intern. Thus begins a cat and dog quarrel between ex-husband and wife, who hurt each other, but can’t seem to get over one another. (Source: Mister at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Feb 27, 2014 - Apr 24, 2014
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 2 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 14,908 users)
  • Ranked: #3353
  • Popularity: #446
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
BrightestStar
63 people found this review helpful
Jun 24, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
That drama has nothing much original, and does a lot of things wrong, but does 2 things SO RIGHT it makes up for everything else.

First, our 2 main leads stay in line character throughout the drama. Their character grow, but in a more subtle way which is what I love most about them. Their coming back together is convincing because we get see little by little what made them separate in the first place, and we see how each one of them resolve the issues they had, and how it brings them back, only to be there for each other, and for no other reason. It feels organic and you're with them all the way, and they stay true to their character that you have come to love. In the end, you feel that it's a healthy relationship where both are equal and working together to make it work this time

Second, the comedy stays throughout the drama, up until the last episode. Each episode has a few funny scenes involving our male lead who can be adorably petty. He might be petty, but it was never done in a dramatic or serious way, but mostly in a comedic way. It's actually amazing for a korean drama since most rom-com turn melo half way through which annoys me in a way that I'm like "I didn't sign up for this". So basically this drama gives you what it promises in that sense.

If you are looking to watch a drama for those 2 reasons, then I'd recommend it. Its totally for you!

IF you are looking for a story about how a man turned millionaire overnight, or about details on smart business decisions, if you are looking for interesting 2nd leads that don't turn cliché and show growth and dignity, if you are looking for camaraderie or even bromance, well you won't be finding any of those things here. The bromance was sorta a let down but that wasn't the focus of the story ;)

Overall I really enjoyed the drama for the 2 reasons mentioned above even when everything else went crazy at one point (those are what FFW button is made for :P).

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Completed
palak
44 people found this review helpful
Nov 30, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
When I started this drama, I was kind of prepared to hate the plot and leading lady. I mean, come on, the synopsis basically describes a gold digger taking a second shot at her husband after she finds out about his new success. But in the end I loved the drama! It was cute and an easy-watch. I wouldn't say it was extremely addictive, but it didn't drag much either. So it was one of those average feel-good dramas with a happy ending.

I loved Lee Min Jung here. And Joo Sang Wook, who I've only watched in Good Doctor and his role there was too different. L had a small supporting role but it was pretty cute too. In fact, this drama was overflowing with cute guys. And I'm nowhere near complaining. lol. The second leads here were extremely bearable. I mean, yeah, there was a point towards the end where I wanted to punch both of them for a moment. But it was flickering. And relatively they pretty good second leads. Not good enough to have second syndromes but good enough to develop a slight liking for them. The second lead girl especially was not a cold hearted bitch. I mean, she was shy and a bit gloomy because of her disability and her past. But she was nevertheless likeable.

The ending episode was super-sweet, with every character a bit of their own happy ending. Overall I would say while this drama is not something that would make you go, "wow best drama eveer" but at the same time you won't regret watching it and definitely won't throw popcorn at your screen. lol.

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  • Drama: Cunning Single Lady
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Feb 27, 2014 - Apr 24, 2014
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 2 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 14,908 users)
  • Ranked: #3353
  • Popularity: #446
  • Watchers: 28,957

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